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    Withdrawal Symptoms????

    Do any of you experience withdrawal symptoms when it has been a long period of time since you bought/found/rescued a vintage machine? I'm relatively new at collecting and I want to go looking every day to get my fix!!! But I can't! And my CL never has anything good. And I really really don't need another machine cause I'm not sewing on the ones I have now. But every time I read about one of the QB members finding another machine, I get all fluttery about finding one for me. I think I'm hopelessly addicted and need an intervention!!

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    I've only been doing these sewing machines for about 3 or 4 months, but I've gotten to the point where I just can't stand to let one slip buy that needs some TLC. I've brought a bunch of them back from the brink of being parts machines just with a few parts, cleaning and lubing. I have my favorites, but like you most of them just set little used.

    If it weren't for the shipping part I'd put them up for sale and try to find them good homes.

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    I asked my husband this question, since he is the one that usually hunts down my machines. He said he does have a little withdrawal if he doesn't find something good once in awhile. I am kept busy finding places to put the ones he does bring home!

    Pat

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    fluffygirl, I wish I had your problem. My DH will help me with MY finds, but he doesn't think he needs to look too closely as I find enough!
    To make lots of quilts, is to have lots of scraps, and I do, and I do.
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    I definately relate to your feeling. It is bad too because I have so many in need of the TLC that I am running out of room! Or really out of room. They are everywhere in the house except the bathroom, don't want them to get more rusty from the humidity.
    Lisa

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    Thank you for your post. I have been collecting a short time and I feel exactly as you describe. The problem is that I have to yet learn the art of restoring/cleaning the ones I have rescued and not sure where to start AND I'm in the middle of a huge project that I really want to get done before learning the new skills of machine restoring. I have them where I can walk by and pat them as I work on other project. Again, thanks for your post, now I know it's just a wonderful addiction and I don't really want an intervention.LOL
    DeAnne

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    Even tho I've promised the spousal unit that I would NOT bring home any more machines, I have a line on a Singer treadle coffin top for $50 that needs some work...
    I've got him convinced to buy it, I think, so I can flip it.... will it be MY fault if it doesn't sell for $400????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Even tho I've promised the spousal unit that I would NOT bring home any more machines, I have a line on a Singer treadle coffin top for $50 that needs some work...
    I've got him convinced to buy it, I think, so I can flip it.... will it be MY fault if it doesn't sell for $400????
    Yeah and you might have to SHIP it...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    The only cure for withdrawal symptoms is to use the machines you've got.

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    Muv, you are so right, and yet there are times when I don't want to sew, but want to "work" on something! Project machines are just the ticket!!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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